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Sunday 12th April 2015

Sunday 12th April 2015

Hoopoe at Bruree  ©Carl Weaver

A HOOPOE has been seen daily in a private garden at Rockhill, Bruree since last Friday morning (Carl Weaver).  This record coincides with a large influx of the species along the south coast over the second half of last week. This is the fifth record of the species in Limerick.

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Friday 10th April 2015

Two House Martins were with the flock of Sand Martins on the Abbey River in Limerick City.  Sand Martins have taken up residence in the riverside wall of the Potato Market again this year, in greater numbers than previous years .

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Wednesday 8th April 2015

Swallows were seen  today at Ballysimon (Tom Tarpey) and on the road between Fedamore and Grange (Andrew Holmes)

 

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Tuesday 7th April 2015

A Swallow was seen at Adare today (Sean O’Sullivan).

A Jack Snipe and two Snipe were flushed in a field near Tarbert (Geoff Hunt).
A pair of Red Grouse were at Long Mountain in the Ballyhouras.( Joan Neill)
Two Jay were on conifers on the slopes of Seefin(Joan Neill)

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Monday 6th April 2015

A Willow Warbler was in song at Gooig Bog today.  This is the first for the County this year.

Swallows were seen in Ballyorgan and Bruff today (Tony Mee).

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Sunday 5th April 2015

Sunday 5th April 2015

Golden Plover flock at Patrickswell, Lough Gur ©Tom Tarpey

Swallows was seen at Ballysheedy (Ger Griffin) and Ballyorgan (Tony Mee) today.

A migrating flock of 29 Golden Plover came in to rest at Patririckswell, Lough Gur while several Chiffchaffs were in song in the wider area.

There were much reduced numbers of birds at Tarbert Bay today with just two Little Egrets, two Shelduck, seven Redshank, three Greenshank, three Oystercatchers and a single Curlew present

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Saturday 4th April 2015

Saturday 4th April 2015

Redshank at Tarbert Bay  Geoff Hunt

14 Sand Martins, the first reported in Limerick this year,  were seen at Arthurs Quay, Limerick City this afternoon while a Chiffchaff was in song at Westfields.

The evening high tide roost at Coonagh held 101 Redshank and two Greenshank.  Ten Gadwall and  four Pochard were also present at the site.

Two Little Egrets, 85 Teal, 12 Mallard, 35 Shelduck, 15 Knot, 32 Redshank, nine Greenshank, 23 Black-tailed Godwits three Oystercatchers and a Curlew were at Trabert Bay (Geoff Hunt).

 

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Friday 3rd April 2015

Three Swallows were seen at Adare Manor today (Michael Quish).  This is the first report of the species this spring.

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Tuesday 31st March 2015

A male Hen Harrier was seen near Kilfinane (Robert Imbusch).

A flock of 40 Sand Martins was seen on the Clare side of the Shannon near Clonlara (Maura Turner).

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Tuesday 31st March 2015

There were two Little Egrets in a field near Pallasgreen this evening.(John N Murphy)

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